E.Scogna, G.Caruso, M.Frisina, G.Lentini, A.Pärt, C.Carrara: MISERICORDIAE VULTUS
Scogna: Inno | Caruso: Alma Redemptoris Mater | Lentini: Stabat Mater, Liturgia delle ore – Orchestral Suite | Frisina: Adoro te devote, Ave Maris Stella | Pärt: Summa, Vater Unser | Carrara: Luce, O Infinito Silenzio
Roberto Abbondanza was born in Rome, where he studied vocal technique with the soprano Isabel Gentile. He was very young when hired in RAI Choir of Rome and eventually in S. Cecilia’s National Academy. He took part in the opera movie “Rigoletto” directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, a fundamental meeting for his successive artistic career. He then specialized at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Musikhochschule of Köln with Hartmut Höll, thus pursuing his interest for the Lieder Repertoire. Initially he focused on the study of the Classical Opera Repertoire, though he had been always keeping in great consideration the Ancient Music’s one as well. He is finalist in the “Toti Dal Monte” Competition in Treviso and in the “Sperimentale” in Spoleto, and was the winner of both the “Laboratorio Lirico” Competion in Alessandria and “L’Accademia Barocca” in Rome. In the ancient and Baroque Repertoire he constantly cooperates with Fabio Biondi and EUROPA GALANTE (the recording of Scarlatti’s Caino awarded with Diapason d’or; premiere execution and recording by Virgin of Scarlatti’s SS. Trinità; staging of Scarlatti’s works by Massimo Puppieno; Il trionfo dell’onore (ABBIATI PRIZE 2001); La Principessa fedele e Carlo Re d’Alemagna at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo; execution of Vivaldi’s La Senna festeggiante at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Haendel’s Lucio Silla at S. Cecilia’s National Academy, Cavalli’s Dido at the Fenice in Venice and at the Carignano of Tourin, Haendel’s Messiah in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona) and with Rinaldo Alessandrini and CONCERTO ITALIANO (ABBIATI PRIZE 2002), Jommelli’s L’isola disabitata at the Rome’s Opera, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda recorded by Opus 111, awarded with “Choc de l’annee 1999” performed in Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Bruxelles, Madrid, Copenhagen, Köln, Oslo, Tokio, Kyoto, Singapore, at the Colon in Buenos Aires and in S. Paulo do Brasil).
In Italy he has performed at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at S. Cecilia’s National Academy in Rome, at the Fenice Theatre and Biennale of Venice, at the Regio Theatre of Tourin, at Massimo Theatre in Palermo, at the Filarmonico Theatre in Verona, with the RAI National Orchestra, with the Verdi Orchestra and the Pomeriggi Musicali’s one in Milan, as well as the Toscanini Orchestra, the Orchestra Regionale Toscana and l’Orchestra di Rome e del Lazio. Abroad he has performed in Monte Carlo, Lyon, Niece, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Vienna, Manchester (BBC Philharmonic), Bruxelles, Budapest, New York, Washington, Toronto, Mexico City, Istanbul, Taipei, Hong Kong, etc.).